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A contributor to Forbes.com, Liz Kammel '13 was featured in a July 26 Chicago Sun-Times article about her company ZipFit Denim, which opened its flagship store in downtown Chicago in October. The company team includes Katie Easterly '12, and their model invites men to submit their measurements via iPad to be matched with flattering jeans.
Michaela Murphy '03 and husband Marc Elzweig welcomed son Douglas on July 7th. He joined big brother Calvin. The family lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Courtney B. Collins, '12 and husband Robert Ennesser welcomed their son Robbie in April of 2013.
Molly Stringer, '02, has been promoted to Vice President, External Affairs from Director of Communications at WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD), the only global organization of women directors, accelerating corporate governance globally with 53 chapters around the world.
Jill Aubert (Eft) '08 & her husband Brian welcomed a gorgeous baby boy Sutton Brian Aubert, born April 10, 2013.
Deepti Mangla Shirsalkar '08 has a lot going on: started a new job in June 2012 as an Executive Recruiting Manager at GE; got married in December 2012 and will be welcoming a baby next month.
Jiyooung Lee '08 welcomed a baby girl in March 2013. She decided to leave the corporate world and is taking some time off to take care of her baby while working on her own website, http://nadoo.co/
Kimberly Capinpin AB '01, MBA '12 and Rolando Capinpin SB '00, MBA '11 are very excited to be expecting a baby this fall.
Booth classmates turned business partners, Ruchi Talati, '11, and Jennifer Parkes, '11, founded Catch22Dating, the online dating service targeting successful graduates and young professionals across the U.S. Determined to pursue their shared goal of entrepreneurship, they utilized the Booth network and education, especially the benefits of rigorous quantitative analysis, to launch the company. Ruchi and Jen cite passion and discipline as key factors for success. Read more online. This profile is part of our Career Development Series, illustrating career paths and strategies for success among our fellow alums.
Theresa Burke Cosgriff, '05, and John Cosgriff, '05, welcomed their second child, Lucy Katherine, on January 16. She weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz., was 20.5" long, and joined big brother Parker. (See family photo at right.)Caroline Sheu, JD/MBA '00, is moving from Sony Network Entertainment to Disney Interactive as the VP and GM of Marketing, based out of both the Burbank & Palo Alto offices. Her husband Jason works in business development at Google. They live in the Bay area with their daughter Eva, who is starting kindergarten this fall, and their son Austin, who is 8 months young!
Amy Hamilton, '98, was promoted to Vice President of Internal Audit with Marsh & McLennan Companies and is relocating with her family to the company headquarters in New York.
Martina V. Dimova-Martinez, '08, joined Cars.com as the Manager of New Business Initiatives after being with Sears Holdings for four years.
Florence Gwite, '02, started a company last year and just launched a product in April called Insider Edge. It is a research tool for investors and traders, with initial clients including Dallas-based hedge funds and broader application for hedge funds, research analysts, investors and traders, and audit and accounting firms.
Leigh Winter Martin, '05, and Justin Martin, '05, welcomed their son Burke Winter Martin on January 14, 2012. He weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 20 inches long. Leigh is currently a Marketing Manager at Cisco, and Justin is currently a Senior Controller at Cisco.
Eva Varma, '09, began work as an Online Marketing Manager this March with a company called Intrax based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prior to attending business school, Sara Kaufman Elsasser, '10, attended Washington University in St. Louis where she majored in political science and anthropology and worked for Teach For America as a member of the recruitment team. As a student at Booth, Sara concentrated in strategic management, managerial and organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, was a co-chair of the Class Agents and Net Impact student groups, and served as an admissions fellow. Following business school, Sara returned to Teach For America and now serves as a managing director on the professional recruitment team.
Aparna Kapur, '07,
and her husband Rajesh Krishnan, '01, welcomed baby daughter Anoushka in August 2011. (See photo at right.) The family lives in San Francisco. Aparna works as a Product Manager at Medtronic working on marketing strategies for the Endovascular division.
Kathi Hibbs,'96, lives just outside Rome, Italy, with her husband Dino. Kathi leads global Organization Development for Honeywell Transportation Systems.
Suzan Sultan, '07, husband Jeremy Mann, and big brother Ezra Leone announce the birth of his brother Eitan Isaac on January 5, 2012. Suzan currently works for United Airlines in Chicago, managing the marketing strategy for the MileagePlus credit cards.
Carolyn Chan, '02 (XP), was featured at a Women's Day panel discussion hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore last month. She is Managing Partner for the Chief Human Resource Office Practice, Asia Pacific, as well as a Partner in the Consumer Markets Practice. She also co-chairs the Singapore Chapter of Women Corporate Directors and Diversity initiatives and is a key leader for Booth alumnae and CWIBAN.
Born in Taiwan, Lucy Wang, ’86, studied economics and Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin before heading to Wall Street to work as a bond trader and in the New York City mayor's office under David Dinkins. She published her first play Junk Traders in 1994 and served as the Writer in Residence 2012 at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.
Renata Merino Bregstone, '02, was featured in the April issue of Fitness Magazine in the article titled "What I Love About My Body." A lifelong athlete, Renata shared that she finds scars from her knee surgery as inspiring. Read more >
Joanna Griffin Sachs, '00, and husband Eric Sachs, welcomed baby Clara
into the world on February 3, 2011. (See photo at right.) Clara joins sisters Lisa, age 8, and Katie, age 6. In addition, Joanna has launched a children's party business called Joanna's Face Painting. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company provides various entertainment services for children's parties, corporate events, and major national sports teams. Business is doing very well in its 4th year of operation with 25 employees.
Judy Carre Sutfin, '93, is CFO of Johnson Financial Group and Johnson Bank, based in Racine, Wisconsin.
Lucy Wang, '86, is a playwright and author of Junk Bonds about the world of Wall Street bond traders, among other works. Born in Taiwan, Lucy worked as a bond trader and at the office of the mayor of New York City before becoming a playwright. In March, she concludes her residency at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.
Rachel Gross, '11, married Jonathan Winkelman in Chicago in June 2011. Rachel is a management consultant with the Cambridge Group.
Lois E. Iseminger, '82, donated about 160 pieces to the Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, which featured many of the gifts in a recent exhibition. Lois is a partner at Poulos & Baker in Chicago.
Meredith Siegfried, '07, is CEO of NORDAM Group, the aerospace manufacturer based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Amy Ambrose, '98, started a new position as director of
development and alumni affairs at Saïd Business School, Oxford Univeristy. She previously worked with UC Berkeley. (See photo at right.)
Julia Zupko, '06, was appointed Director of the Yale School of Management Career Development Office (CDO).
Martha Stevenson, '96, accepted a two-year assignment with IBM's GTS Strategic Outsourcing Division as the SO Delivery Financial Plan Coordinator for EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa). Martha, her husband Patrick, and their two daughters will be based in Dublin.
Peggy Hsieh, ’05, Leslie Taylor, ’02, and Irene Buzyna Mello, ’06, all welcomed new babies last year.
Pilar Dieter ’11 (AXP-10) is principal of consulting services with Solidiance, headquartered in Singapore.
Lotti Chi Rezneck, '03, and Junko Keller, '03,
in Tokyo are among the alumnae in 11 cities to enjoy the annual CWIBAN holiday tea series. (See photo at right.)
Elizabeth Howe Bradley, '86, Yale professor of public health and faculty director of the school's Global Health Leadership Institute, has been named the master of Branford College.
Jean Kim, '07, and Aaron Lichtig, '10, were married in New Haven, CT. Jean is project manager in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting Group.
Christine Schuster, '89, is president and CEO of Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, and was honored by the Concord Chamber of Commerce as 2011 Business Person of the Year.
Kristen Castillo, '05, and her husband Joe, '05,
welcomed their daughter, Celia Michael Castillo, on August 22nd in Chicago at 6 lbs 4 oz. Kristen reports, "She takes after both of us and has endless energy, even for a newborn." She is Senior Marketing Product Manager in Cardiovascular Marketing at Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. Joe Castillo is the Managing Owner of Mi Casa Real Estate as well as the owner of Viertillo LLC, which imports and distributes soccer equipment from Mexico. (See photo at right.)
Linda Nyman, '90, is director of marketing at Penn Brewery, and she was profiled by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in September. "Women as craft beer owners are a rare breed," she said.
Mara Winokur, '96, has been promoted to senior vice president, digital media, business development, and strategy for Starz Digital Media, the New York-based digital and on-demand licensing arm of Starz, the programming company.
Jennifer Holmgren, '06 (XP-75), has been appointed to the board of directors of EcoMotors International, the engine manufacturer based in Allen Park, Michigan. Holmgren is CEO of LanzaTech, a bioenergy technology firm.
Adis Vila, '97, has been selected as one of Diversity Journal's "Women Worth Watching" for 2012. She is chief diversity officer of the United States Air Force Academy, based in Colorado Springs which was also named a diversity leader for 2012.
Susan Wagner, '84, VP and co-founder of BlackRock, rose to #19 in Fortune Magazine's list of the most powerful women in business.
Genevieve Hanson, '00, was named one of 10 women to watch by Washingtonian Magazine. Genevieve is senior real estate advisor at the General Services Administration.
Lilah Madelyn Ford was born on December 30, 2010, just in time for the tax deduction! Mommy Elana Ford, '05, says, "She is by far the most demanding boss I've ever had, but also the most rewarding. It's true what they say about the first smile." (See photo at right from Lilah's first solid food meal!)
Eunice Kim, '05, was featured on the NBC news affiliate in San Francisco for her efforts in raising $175,000 for fighting congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) with one email. Eunice's daughter Sophie is facing the disease, and funds raised went to the nonprofit Cure CMD. Watch clip >
Jennifer Tedrow, '06, and Jason Tedrow, '06, welcomed baby number three, Connor Jason, on June 8, 2010. (See photo at right.)
Anne Alonzo, '00 (XP-69), has been named chair of the World Cocoa Foundation. Based in Washington DC, the foundation supports cocoa farmers. Alonzo is vice president, global public policy, at Kraft Foods.
Lydia McKinley-Floyd, '75, was named dean of Clark Atlanta University's School of Business, where she chaired the marketing department from 1991 to 2000 and 2004 to 2005.
Chau Ly, '07, and Eric Lam, '07 tied the knot in Orange County in August 2010. Booth alumni who celebrated with them were (from left) Ivan Ma, '07, Elena Mow, '07, Alvin Kwan, '06, Joanna Ortynska, '07, Andy Boswell, '07, Penny Petropoulos, '07, Tim Liu, '06, Eric Korman, '07, Brian Landry-Wilson, '07, Jessica Kipling, '07, Ravi Meka, '07, Megha Kaushal, '07, Robert Bachmann, '07, Davidson Wan, '07, and MK Lee, '07. (See photo at right.)
Jean Kim Hahn, '05, and Tim Hahn, '99, welcomed a new addition to their family. Elise Jungsoo Hahn was born on July 27. She weighed 7 lbs 6oz, 20 inches. Elise joins big brother, James Hyunsoo (three years old). Jean is currently a Brand Manager at Unilever, and Tim is a director, Strategy & Business Development, at Motorola. (See photo at right.)
Sue Warshal, '04, is executive director of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a nonprofit mental health care organization based in New York. She is also a volunteer with CWIBAN's Alumnae Connections program.
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